Margaret Thatcher
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"Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher", , was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party (UK)/Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office. A Soviet Union/Soviet journalist called her the "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism.

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I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.

I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds; and I very rarely change it.

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

If it is once again one against forty-eight, then I am very sorry for the forty-eight.

I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job.

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; its when you had everything to do, and you've done it.

Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.

If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim.

There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.

Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

Being powerful is a lot like being a woman: If you have to tell someone that you are, invariably, you are not.

I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.